Satnews Daily
December 22nd, 2016

Satellite Optimized Adaptation By Bigleaf Networks

Bigleaf Networks is now offering new, satellite-optimized adaptation within their SD-WAN software package.

Bigleaf's patent-pending technology adds SD-WAN routing intelligence and prioritization to all underlying Internet connections, preventing outages and improving Cloud application performance. This new optimization for satellite connectivity further advances Bigleaf's ability to provide optimal performance for sensitive applications when satellite circuits are in use.

Bigleaf's optimizations for satellite connectivity includes the following plug-and-play automatic features:

  • Prioritizing routing of real-time applications such as VoIP, point of sale (POS), virtual desktop, and chat, plus transactional traffic such as web browsing, electronic health records (EHR) and SaaS, over any available and healthy landline connections
  • Allowing less performance-sensitive bulk traffic such as patch updates and file transfers to be load balanced onto satellite connections
  • Maintaining real-time re-routing and prioritization over all circuits, including satellite, in the event of any performance issues like outages, brown-outs, or jitter spikes

These innovations combine with Bigleaf's existing Dynamic QoS, Same-IP failover, and other features to provide the best possible Cloud and Internet-based application experience for Bigleaf customers.

Bigleaf Founder and CEO, Joel Mulkey, recounted that satellite is a great where lower-latency circuits aren't available with sufficient bandwidth. The challenge has always been how to optimally use real-time applications with satellite connectivity in the mix. With Bigleaf's latest advance, customers can include satellite in their connectivity mix with confidence. The SD-WAN platform will automatically route and prioritize traffic with intelligence that's pre-tuned to the satellite performance profile and their application needs.